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Today, 100Reporters joins with news organizations across the country to denounce the all-out assault being waged by the White House against a free and independent press, whose protection belongs to the bedrock of our nation.
The collapse of Agnes Kavere's apartment building collapsed in Nairobi killed 52 residents, including her young husband. More than buildings, it shattered her inner landscape. The disaster was not unique, but emblematic of corruption in construction that puts lives at risk across the world, most acutely for the poor. A series by Journalists for Transparency and 100Reporters.
In September 2017, a massive earthquake in Mexico City downed 38 buildings and killed 369 people. More threatening, though, than the earthquake is corruption, which allows buildings to rise despite lack of official approval and in violation of safety standards and buildings codes, an investigation by Journalists for Transparency and 100Reporters has found.
In Nairobi, images of collapsed apartment and business towers have captured public attention and directed light to a global problem. Poor building-code enforcement has allowed sub-standard construction, with tragic consequences from Nairobi to Mexico City.